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Snickerdoodle Banana Bread

Take your classic banana bread recipe to the next level! This Snickerdoodle Banana Bread recipe has a crunchy top coating of cinnamon and sugar, a real crowd pleaser!

Take your classic banana bread recipe to the next level! This Snickerdoodle Banana Bread has a crunchy top coating of cinnamon and sugar, a real crowd pleaser!

Why this Recipe is Best

When it comes to cookies, Snickerdoodles are hands down one of my favorites.

Followed by Oatmeal Scotchies, Oatmeal Raisin then Chocolate Chip.

Today, I’ve taken my favorite Classic Banana Bread recipe and gave it a good Snickerdoodle twist. 

I not only added a little extra cinnamon to the bread, but I coated it in a cinnamon and sugar topping. Much like Amish friendship bread, I greased the bread pans and gave a THICK coating of cinnamon sugar before adding the batter.

Once the bread pans were filled with batter, I then poured sprinkled a generous amount of cinnamon sugar to the top before baking. This creates the sweet crust you see in the photos!

Spread on a layer of whipped butter and grab a cup of coffee and this my friends is my favorite way to start the day.

Especially in the summer when I know the chaos of “what are we doing today” will soon ensue! It’s the perfect way to use up those ripe bananas!

Take your classic banana bread recipe to the next level! This Snickerdoodle Banana Bread has a crunchy top coating of cinnamon and sugar, a real crowd pleaser!

How to make Banana Bread

Start by greasing your TWO loaf pans generously with baking spray. Coat this generously with a cinnamon sugar mixture. Set the pans aside and preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large bowl, beat butter with milk and sugar until blended. Add eggs and mashed banana and combine completely. Add dry ingredients. Mix just until blended.

Pour mixture into prepared loaf pans and generously sprinkle the tops with cinnamon sugar. Bake for one hour. Check doneness with a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf and making sure it comes out clean.

Remove from pan to wire rack and allow to cool before eating.

One of the best parts of today’s recipe is that it makes TWO loaves of bread. AND it freezes well. So you can save one loaf for later, or if you’re like my family, one loaf today, one loaf tomorrow!

Take your classic banana bread recipe to the next level! This Snickerdoodle Banana Bread has a crunchy top coating of cinnamon and sugar, a real crowd pleaser!

How to Freeze

You can freeze these loaves of bread after they have cooled completely.

Wrap cooled banana bread in foil. Place foil wrapped bread into a Ziploc freezer safe bag, seal tightly. Label and freeze.

When ready to enjoy, thaw at room temperature overnight or several hours. ENJOY.

You may be asking yourself “how long can I store banana bread in the freezer?” Properly wrapped and stored, you can safely freeze the bread for 2 to 3 months. The quality will be wonderful, so go enjoy!

Snickerdoodle Muffins

Banana muffin with cinnamon sugar topping.

I’m often asked if you can make muffins with this recipe, and the answer is YES.

  1. Spray a cupcake tin with baking spray (the kind that has flour in it). Then sprinkle about 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon sugar mix into each muffin cavity.
  2. Fill muffin tin cavitites about 2/3 full, the add an additional 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon sugar to the tops of the muffins.
  3. Bake for about 18-21 minutes. Remove from oven and cool in pan for several minutes, before removing and cooling on a wire rack.

These muffins worked best with NO paper liners.

More Bread Recipes

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Yield: 2 loaves

Snickerdoodle Banana Bread

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Take your classic banana bread recipe to the next level! This Snickerdoodle Banana Bread has a crunchy top coating of cinnamon and sugar, a real crowd pleaser!

Ingredients

For the Bread:

  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ⅓ cup milk
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 4 large bananas, mashed
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 Tablespoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

For the topping:

  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease two 9-inch loaf pans. In a small bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon for the topping. Sprinkle generously over greased loaf pans (saving the remaining mixture for the tops of the bread). Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter with milk and sugar until blended. Add eggs and mashed banana and combine completely. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Mix just until blended.
  3. Pour evenly into loaf pans. Sprinkle with the remaining cinnamon sugar mixture. Bake for one hour.
  4. Remove from oven and cool in pans 10 minutes. Remove from pans and cool completely. Store in airtight container for several days, or freeze bread for later use.

Notes

  • Make Muffins! Spray a cupcake tin with baking spray (the kind that has flour in it). Then sprinkle about ½ teaspoon cinnamon sugar mix into each muffin cavity. Fill muffin tin cavitites about ⅔ full, the add an additional ½ teaspoon of cinnamon sugar to the tops of the muffins. Bake for about 18-21 minutes. Remove from oven and cool in pan for several minutes, before removing and cooling on a wire rack.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1 slice

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 243Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 47mgSodium: 155mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 2gSugar: 24gProtein: 4g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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About Aimee

Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

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Posted on April 3, 2018

Comments & Reviews

  1. I made this and my granddaughter LOVED it, of course I did too. Easy to make. It makes 2 large loaves.

  2. This is, without a doubt, the best banana bread I’ve ever made! My husband raves about it, and counts it as the best, too! Thanks for a wonderful recipe that I’ll be making over and over.

  3. I was just wondering…bc I only have 1loaf pan…is there any other pan that would be a good sub for baking this? An 8 x 8? Muffins? Dessert bowls (shortcake) pan?

  4. Hi,
    I have been a subscriber for quite awhile & have made several of your recipes.
    I have several boxes of Kruestaz Snickerdoodle cookie mixes. Is thee anyway to make a bread or banana bread with these?
    Thanks

  5. I love this bread, going to make it for my grandson’s today…have made it before and they love it! Was wondering if you had tried or if you might know if instead of using 2 bread pans, would it work to put all the batter in a bundt or tube pan? How long to bake?

  6. I love this bread, going to make it for my grandson’s today…have made it before and they love it! Was wondering if you had tried or if you might know if instead of using 2 bread pans, would it work to put all the batter in a bundt or tube pan? How long to bake?

  7. I’ve made this recipe a few times now, and it’s always a crowd pleaser! I love the way the smell of baking banana bread fills my house every time. I’ve tried doubling this recipe but have yet to be able to freeze any of it for later use. It is so delicious it doesn’t last long enough!

  8. I saw this snickerdoodle banana bread on Facebook and I can’t stop thinking about it! I’m just waiting for the bananas to brown so I can make this. I love all your delicious creations. 

  9. I made this for my husband to take to work (he’s a firefighter) and he told me it was THE BEST banana bread recipe I have made yet!! My husband actually hid it so that any of the guys that wanted a piece had to come and ask him. He said otherwise if he left it in the firehouse kitchen it would have been devoured within the hour I dropped it off! Thanks for the great recipe!!! The only thing I changed was that I had to halve the recipe to make just one loaf since I only had 2 bananas. This is my new go-to banana bread recipe! And OMG….it made my house smell heavenly while it was baking. I swear I can still smell that amazing banana bread aroma ???? Thank you again for the yummy recipe! Loooooove your blog too!! You are one of my favorite bloggers! 

    1. Thank you for the kind words!! I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipe (or should I say your hubby enjoyed it)!!! 🙂

  10. This bread was awesome ! Love the light and fluffy banana bread that is super moist  paired with the crunchy cinnamon top. I also love how it makes two loaves . I bake for a family of eight , so most of the time we could use another loaf:)

  11. Aimee! This is a combination of my two favourite things – I’m in love! Banana just comes alive with cinnamon too. Gorgeous! 

  12. I love me some cinnamon in everything. Whenever I make banana bread, I’m sure to throw in some cinnamon, but this takes that flavor to the next level- love it 🙂

  13. I am always up for a good banana bread.  Adding all that cinnamon sugar is an awesome idea.

  14. This is my DREAM bread! My two favorite flavors and things, in one! Love love love!

    1. Thanks Averie!! I know you have one million banana bread recipes too, so that’s a compliment coming from an expert like you 🙂

  15. I love adding a layer of cinnamon sugar to my pans too before baking any sweet bread!  Love that crunchy crust on the top of that amazing banana bread.  This would not last long enough to freeze a loaf in our house!

  16. Cinnamony banana bread is definitely up there as one of life’s greatest baking happy places. That top looks so incredible. Can’t wait to try!

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